Words and Pictures: Series 6 (Vicky Ireland)

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companyBBC
started16th Jan 1984
ended2nd Jul 1984
last rpt22nd Jun 1988
5 school years
episodes18
duration15 mins
subject 📚English
age rangeAge 5-7
languageenIn English


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Series 6 of the BBC Schools TV series Words and Pictures was shown in the 1980s, covering English for Primary pupils.

A new set of programmes for the spring and summer terms featuring Vicky Ireland as a children's librarian assisted by the little animated man Charlie.

The magic pencil shows how to draw letters, when relevant to the week's programme, and there are songs, activities and reading opportunities from the screen.

Vicky and Charlie in summer 1984

Titles & Theme Music

The title sequence introduced in 1982 was used.

Episode List

# Title Broadcast
1. Sing a Song (1984) #1984-01-16-00-00-0016 Jan 1984
2. Quiet as a Mouse #1984-01-23-00-00-0023 Jan 1984
3. Peace at Last #1984-01-30-00-00-0030 Jan 1984
4. Owl at Home #1984-02-06-00-00-006 Feb 1984
5. Money to Spend #1984-02-13-00-00-0013 Feb 1984
6. Oink and Pearl #1984-02-27-00-00-0027 Feb 1984
7. Auntie Min #1984-03-05-00-00-005 Mar 1984
8. Trog and His Axe (1984) #1984-03-12-00-00-0012 Mar 1984
9. Trog Makes a Trap (1984) #1984-03-19-00-00-0019 Mar 1984
10. Trog and the Dog (1984) #1984-03-26-00-00-0026 Mar 1984
11. The Old Brown Hat #1984-05-09-00-00-009 May 1984
12. Chicken Licken #1984-05-14-00-00-0014 May 1984
13. The Hungry Fox and the Foxy Duck #1984-05-21-00-00-0021 May 1984
14. What Is It? (1984) #1984-06-04-00-00-004 Jun 1984
15. Strange Bumps #1984-06-11-00-00-0011 Jun 1984
16. Posy and Sam #1984-06-18-00-00-0018 Jun 1984
17. I am Better than You! (1984) #1984-06-25-00-00-0025 Jun 1984
18. Frog and Toad are Friends #1984-07-02-00-00-002 Jul 1984


Episode Guide

A simple guide to the books and letters featured in each episode.

1. Sing a Song (1984)

First broadcast: Monday 16th January 1984, 2:01pm on BBC2 Last broadcast: Wednesday 13th January 1988, 11:00am on BBC2 BBC programme number: ESBF059R


2. Quiet as a Mouse

First broadcast: Monday 23rd January 1984, 2:01pm on BBC2 Last broadcast: Wednesday 20th January 1988, 11:00am on BBC2 BBC programme number: ESBE098H


3. Peace at Last

First broadcast: Monday 30th January 1984, 2:01pm on BBC2 Last broadcast: Wednesday 27th January 1988, 11:00am on BBC2 BBC programme number: ESBF058X


4. Owl at Home

First broadcast: Monday 6th February 1984, 2:01pm on BBC2 Last broadcast: Wednesday 3rd February 1988, 11:00am on BBC2 BBC programme number: ESBF057D


5. Money to Spend

First broadcast: Monday 13th February 1984, 2:01pm on BBC2 Last broadcast: Wednesday 10th February 1988, 11:00am on BBC2 BBC programme number: ESBF054W


6. Oink and Pearl

  • Story: Skipping (from 'Oink and Pearl') by Kay Chorao

First broadcast: Monday 27th February 1984, 2:01pm on BBC2 Last broadcast: Wednesday 24th February 1988, 11:00am on BBC2 BBC programme number: ESBF055P


7. Auntie Min

  • Story: Auntie Min (from 'Oink and Pearl') by Kay Chorao
  • Letter: p

First broadcast: Monday 5th March 1984, 2:01pm on BBC2 Last broadcast: Wednesday 2nd March 1988, 11:00am on BBC2 BBC programme number: ESBF060K


8. Trog and His Axe (1984)

First broadcast: Monday 12th March 1984, 2:01pm on BBC2 Last broadcast: Wednesday 9th March 1988, 11:00am on BBC2 BBC programme number: ESBF051N


9. Trog Makes a Trap (1984)

First broadcast: Monday 19th March 1984, 2:01pm on BBC2 Last broadcast: Wednesday 16th March 1988, 11:00am on BBC2 BBC programme number: ESBF052H


10. Trog and the Dog (1984)

First broadcast: Monday 26th March 1984, 2:01pm on BBC2 Last broadcast: Wednesday 23rd March 1988, 11:00am on BBC2 BBC programme number: ESBF053B


11. The Old Brown Hat

First broadcast: Wednesday 9th May 1984, 11:00am on BBC2 Last broadcast: Wednesday 27th April 1988, 11:00am on BBC2 BBC programme number: ESBF063S


12. Chicken Licken

First broadcast: Monday 14th May 1984, 2:01pm on BBC2 Last broadcast: Wednesday 4th May 1988, 11:00am on BBC2 BBC programme number: ESBF064L


13. The Hungry Fox and the Foxy Duck

First broadcast: Monday 21st May 1984, 2:01pm on BBC2 Last broadcast: Wednesday 11th May 1988, 11:00am on BBC2 BBC programme number: ESBF056J


14. What Is It? (1984)

First broadcast: Monday 4th June 1984, 2:01pm on BBC2 Last broadcast: Wednesday 18th May 1988, 11:00am on BBC2 BBC programme number: ESBF065F


15. Strange Bumps

  • Story: Strange Bumps (from 'Owl at Home') by Arnold Lobel
  • Digraph: sh

First broadcast: Monday 11th June 1984, 2:01pm on BBC2 Last broadcast: Wednesday 25th May 1988, 11:00am on BBC2 BBC programme number: ESBF066A


16. Posy and Sam

First broadcast: Monday 18th June 1984, 2:01pm on BBC2 Last broadcast: Wednesday 8th June 1988, 11:00am on BBC2 BBC programme number: ESBF062Y


17. I am Better than You! (1984)

First broadcast: Monday 25th June 1984, 2:01pm on BBC2 Last broadcast: Wednesday 15th June 1988, 11:00am on BBC2 BBC programme number: ESBF067T


18. Frog and Toad are Friends

  • Story: The Letter (from 'Frog and Road are Friends') by Arnold Lobel

First broadcast: Monday 2nd July 1984, 2:01pm on BBC2 Last broadcast: Wednesday 22nd June 1988, 11:00am on BBC2 BBC programme number: ESBF068N



Broadcasts

Year Term Day Time Channel Details
1983-84 Spring & Summer 1984 Mon 14:01 BBC2
Wed 11:00 BBC2 Repeat
1985-86 Spring & Summer 1986 Mon 14:02 BBC2
Wed 11:00 BBC2 Repeat
1987-88 Spring & Summer 1988 Mon 14:02 BBC2
Wed 11:00 BBC2 Repeat

Credits

Presenter Vicky Ireland
With Charles O'Rourke and Aniform as Charlie
Music Paddy Kingsland
Ian Humphris
Animation Bura & Hardwick
Dick Taylor
Gil Potter
Puppets Alan Platt
Graphics
Peter Jones
Design Andrew Purcell
Will Noble
Bronwen Grover
Studio director Jo Curtis (episode 12)
Producer Moyra Gambleton

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